School Trustees

School Trustees are members of their school’s Governing Body which is a “corporate body”. A corporate body has a legal identity that is separate from its members and as a result, individual Governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the Governing Body’s decisions and actions, provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.


The Governing Body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school’s finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.

The Governing Body


Governor Role Term of Office Entities controlled/influence Committee involvement Transactions
Jenny BLAIZE Staff Trustee 02/07/2012 Progress Leader – Yr11 Budget None
Stephanie BOAK Parent Trustee 20/09/2017 Staff at ‘Inspiring Futures through Learning Trust MAT’ and is also related to staff member at CCS. 1 Child attends CCS None
Julie CROASDALE Parent/Staff Trustee 06/12/2013 Child attends school None
Sue DUFFY Parent Trustee 05/02/2015 2 x children attend school None
Simon GREGSON Staff Trustee 02/11/2015 Control of Science Faculty budget Procurement for Science Faculty of resources and services
Graham IRONS Vice Chair and Parent Trustee 12/12/2018 3 x children attend school GI works for Howes Percival LLP Vice Chair of Governors Chair of Performance Management Chair of Staff Member of Committee Chairs None – occasional provision of info to CCS
David JAMES Principal of School and Trustee 01/09/2015 None X None
Tetyana MACRAE Parent Trustee 28/03/2013 2 x children attend school TM works for Cadent None
Sue ROBSON Trustee 06/02/2015 None
Louise SAMWAYS Parent Trustee 05/02/2015 2 x children attend school X None
Andrew SORTWELL Chair of Trustees 20/11/2017 None – Owner of dormant company Sortoutwell None
Simon STRINGER Parent Trustee 02/11/2015 Partner volunteers in the Primary Phase twice weekly.  2 x children attend school X None
Trustees resigned in last 12 months
Linda BROWETT Parent Trustee 06/02/2015 – 19/09/2018 None
Megan SIMMONDS Staff Trustee 02/11/2015 – 18/09/2018 None
Leanne TYSON Parent Trustee 09/12/2014 – 18/10/2017 None

To view register of attendance for Trustees please click here. 

Clerk to the Trustees

How to contact the Governing Body

by letter to the Clerk or the Chair addressed to:

Caroline Chisholm School
Wooldale Centre for Learning
Wootton Fields